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The Nine of Swords

Written by  on July 7, 2017

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Welcome to the first annual INTERNATIONAL TAROT DAY BLOG HOP! Today we celebrate the global practice of Tarot and the connection that it provides across multiple cultures and geographical locations. Join us as we undertake this journey throughout the 78 cards of the Tarot.
I’m thrilled to be taking part in the very first International Tarot Day Blog Hop! I trust you enjoyed Miranda Kassidy’s article on Eight of Swords, and now, we’re tackling another challenging Tarot card: the Nine of Swords.

Vast majority of the Tarot readers consider the Nine of Swords card to carry a ‘negative’ connotation, while the unaware audience feel uneasy looking at such Tarot cards as: The Devil, Death, The Tower, Judgement, Four, Nine and Ten of Swords and so on.

My first observation would be that there are no ‘negative’ or ‘positive’ Tarot cards – planets, numbers, etc. In nature, there are three types of circulating energies: active – which sometimes is called ‘positive’; reactive – which sometimes is labelled passive or ‘negative’ and neuter – which sometimes is also called reconciling. Although we’ve been educated for thousand years to choose between two sides, to love or hate, to like or dislike things; there is always also a third option: to be indifferent – or objective. Read more…

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The desire for pleasure

Written by  on July 4, 2017

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“The essence of human nature is its perpetually evolving desire for pleasure. To realize this desire, we feel compelled to discover, invent, and improve our reality. The gradual intensification of the desire for pleasure has been the force behind human evolution throughout our history. Read more…

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Professional vs. non-professional

Written by  on June 29, 2017

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Someone formulated a question regarding the ‘professional’, respectively ‘non-professional’ quality of a Tarot reader. It’s a pretty good question I guess.
Let’s start with what the vast majority believes and expressed in different forms: “Professional is able to find a market demand for the type of service offered”; “To me, “professional” means someone who makes their living off of what they are doing.”; “Anyone who lives off of readings / gets paid for readings – is technically a ‘professional’.” – and so on.
I would agree if it would be about hookers, hired assassins, or any other ‘shady’, respectively purely physical services. But we’re talking about a ‘spiritual’ service which requires a higher degree of ‘spirituality’ – awareness, enlightenment, consciousness, call it as you please. Read more…

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The Four Worlds and Three Pillars spread

Written by  on June 22, 2017

The Four Worlds and Three Pillars spread

Although, generally, I prefer the quick and simple spreads, 3 up to 7 cards, sometimes, some specific and complex questions, requires some more in-depth analyses.
This 12 cards spread is highly recommended in personal development, so-called ‘spiritual’ matters, but it’s also a good choice to obtain detailed answer to any specific question regardless its subject. Read more…

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The Lovers – analyze

Written by  on June 19, 2017

The Lovers

In most of the earliest versions, including the Marseilles Tarot, it was called The Lover – singular – and showed a man between two women, above whom was a Cupid with a posed arrow.
It also may be considered the symbol of the duality of the single individual. Read more…

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The Court cards

Written by  on June 15, 2017

The Court Cards (UET deck by Attila Blaga)

The Court cards are a very interesting component of the Tarot deck and there are several different ways to interpret them in a spread.
Traditionally they were associated with human figures, ourselves and the people we interact with.
To understand how they were assigned and associated, we must go back to the traditional playing cards and their use of fortune-telling. Read more…

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The four Aces

Written by  on June 13, 2017

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The 4 Aces represent the 4 cardinal points, the 4 seasons, respectively the 4 major astronomical events, the 2 equinoxes and the 2 solstices.
The Ace of Wands represent the Spring or March Equinox, The Ace of Cups represent the Summer or June Solstice, the Ace of Swords represent Autumn or the September Equinox and the Ace of Disks represent the Winter or December Solstice. Read more…

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The Tarot is a Science

Written by  on June 4, 2017

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“…the Alphabet of Thoth can be dimly traced in the modern Tarot which can be had at almost every bookseller in Paris. As for it being understood or utilized, the many fortune-tellers in Paris, who make a professional living by it, are sad specimens of failures of attempts at reading, let alone correctly interpreting the symbolism of the Tarot without a preliminary philosophical study of the Science.” – Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

Image: The Crystal Tarot deck by Elisabetta Trevisan

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The Way of Tarot by Alejandro Jodorowsky, book review

Written by  on May 23, 2017

Alejandro Jodorowsky - The Way of Tarot - 2009I heard lot of good things about Alejandro Jodorowsky’s book on Tarot, then I read a couple of positive comments on different Tarot forums and specific social media groups. Finally, I stumbled into a quite exciting book synopsis which determined to read the book.
I have to admit, I had quite high expectations and somewhat I was pretty disappointed. I will explain.
But for the beginning, who is Alejandro Jodorowsky?
Born to Jewish-Ukrainian and Polish parents in Chile, Alejandro Jodorowsky Prullansky (17 February 1929) is a Chilean-French film and theatre director, screenwriter, playwright, actor, author, poet, producer, composer, musician, comics writer, and spiritual guru, currently living in Paris (France). Read more…

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The numerical value and the numbering of the Tarot cards

Written by  on May 15, 2017

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Some of the Tarot readers relays on numerological calculations, respectively numerological connections between the cards. If there are more cards of the same number, that means something.
During their readings, they add up the numbers displayed on the cards and based on these calculations, draw different conclusions, make predictions or even give some advices.
My concern is that practitioners do not really know and understand the theoretical aspects and particularly, they do not know how the Tarot cards were numbered and what is their actual numerological value. Read more…

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